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Rent a Camper Van in Lisbon
Experience the joy of the Portuguese capital when you rent a camper van in Lisbon. Spend time in the City’s historic neighborhoods and visit castles, monasteries, and palaces, while filling up on pastéis de Nata and local seafood. Venture out of Lisbon to colorful Sintra with its jewel-colored buildings, or travel to the wild Atlantic coast to catch some waves. Portugal is a dream camper destination, especially for foodies and surfers, and renting a camper van in Lisbon is a great way to start your next adventure.
Where Can I Pick Up My Rental Camper in Lisbon?
You can reach the roadsurfer station in Lisbon by taking a train to Alverca. From here, it’s a short Uber ride or a 30-40 minute walk. If you’re arriving at the airport or from the center of Lisbon, it’s best to get an Uber.
Estr. Arruda 39a
2615-046 Alverca do Ribatejo
Vila Franca de Xira
Getting to the station
From Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS): The most convenient way to reach the roadsurfer station is by taxi or Uber.
From Lisbon City Centre: From the city centre, take the train to “Alverca”. From here, the easiest way to reach the roadsurfer station is by taxi or Uber. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or Uber directly from the city centre to us.
Free on-street parking is available outside the roadsurfer station.
roadsurfer Camper Van Rentals in Lisbon
Discover the beauty of Portugal in our classic camper van, the Surfer Suite, a perfect all-around camper with space for 4, a pop-up roof bed, and an outdoor shower. For those going on a surfing adventure, you can add a roof rack for your surfboard as a bookable extra.
Your roadsurfer Benefits
Rent a fully equipped roadsurfer camper van or RV and enjoy the ride with exclusive benefits. Your freedom on the road starts the moment you pick up the keys!
Brand new, fully equipped camper vans & RVs
Unlimited mileage & free 2nd driver
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Camping equipment & kitchen utensils included
Rent a roadsurfer Camper Van in Lisbon
Rent a camper van in Lisbon and drive to the ancient city of Sintra just 30 minutes away, or head to the beachy village of Cascais, home to some of Portugal’s finest restaurants in under 45 minutes. For those looking to catch some steady waves for all surfer levels, the surfer’s paradise town of Peniche is an hour and a half north of Lisbon, or travel further up to the world-famous waves of Nazaré, which is a 3-hour drive. Whatever your destination, there are plenty of palaces, castles, and charming beach towns to discover along the way in your roadsurfer camper van rental! Here are a few additional tips including where to find gas and stock up on essentials.
Camper Vans & RVs With Ready-To-Go Camping Gear
When you rent a camper van in Lisbon, you’ll find that your roadsurfer home on wheels is fully equipped for your road trip. Your camper comes with an awning, camping table, and two foldable chairs to enjoy relaxing outdoors. All our roadsurfer rentals are equipped with kitchen utensils so you can save money on eating out every night and cook with the local produce. There’s even a corkscrew and bottle opener, plus a French press coffee pot and coffee mugs. You will need to bring dish towels, sponges, and eco-friendly dish soap though! You will need to bring your own comforter or rent what you need from the station during your booking process. The full details can be found in the equipment list.
Best Time of Year to Visit Lisbon
The best time to rent a camper van in Lisbon is March to May and September to October, when the weather is beautiful and it’s generally less crowded. Of course, with 300 days of sunshine each year, and the right clothing, you can visit Lisbon throughout the year, especially during the winter off-season (if you don’t mind the quieter vibe). Plus, campgrounds, restaurants, and tourist attractions are cheaper during the off-season. Film festivals take place during September and October, and there is always a street event whatever the season. June 13th is the day of St Anthony, Lisbon’s patron saint, and a day celebrated throughout the city.
Ready to hit the road and learn to surf? We recommend the SAL surf school at Carcavelos beach which is a 35 minute drive from our roadsurfer station. They also offer stand up paddling classes as well as surf and paddle board rentals.
Filling and Emptying Water Tanks in Lisbon
When you rent a camper van in Lisbon, you’ll need to fill it up with fresh water at the beginning of your trip and empty the grey water at the end. Intermarché grocery stores often have RV services which are perfect for this, or you can do it at your campground. The closest Intermarché to the station are:
- Edifício Intermarché, R. Dom Afonso de Albuquerque, 2690-340 Santa Iria de Azoia
- Intermarché in Carregado, 2580-491 Carregado
You can also fill up your water tanks at the Repsol Alverca at à Repsol: En 10-Km 128 N, 2615-141 Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal. Please note that this location is only for filling up, and emptying grey water is not possible here.
Gas Stations Near Our Lisbon Station
Before you return your roadsurfer camper van, you can refill with diesel and AdBlue at one of these convenient gas stations near our location here:
- BP Petrol Station, E.N. 10, Km 138.4, 2695-715 São João da Talha
Please note: The AdBlue service station information provided is for guidance only and is provided without warranty of any kind; customers are advised to check the information for accuracy on their own responsibility, as roadsurfer assumes no liability for the accuracy or timeliness of the information.
Parking in Lisbon
Known as the city of the 7 hills, the streets of Lisbon are relatively steep and narrow (as well as very busy with cars and pedestrians). We highly recommend parking your roadsurfer camper van rental in the secure parking lot near the port in Rua da Cintra where you can also stay overnight. Parking costs €6 for 24 hours.
Paying Tolls in Portugal
Highways in Portugal are toll roads. They are either equipped with booths to pay on-site or are electronic toll roads.
Payment on-site: You can pay the toll conventionally at the exit of most roads. Please pay attention to the signs marked with a “V” (Via Verde) on green background, as those are reserved for people with transponders, and you should not drive on these roads if you don’t have one.
Electronic toll roads: Our camper vans with Portuguese plates are already registered on the electronic toll system. You can check your outstanding payments on this website by inputting the number plate. Please keep in mind that it can take up to 48 hours until it appears in the system. Alternatively, payments can be made at post offices and shops marked with “Payshop” flags.
If you are driving from outside of Portugal, it’s important to register the vehicle on the Easytoll system. As soon as you enter Portugal, you will pass through a toll booth. There is an entrance for non-Portuguese vehicles on the side where you will receive a receipt with an identification number and your plate number. When you drive through electronic toll roads, your plate will be scanned. From then onwards, the process is the same as for the Portuguese number plates mentioned above. Alternatively, you can register digitally with Easytoll before you enter the country.
The time you are allowed to spend on toll roads is limited and spending the night at a rest stop is not advisable. There are also free roads, marked with an “EN” but the traveling time might be double if you choose them.
Last Minute Essentials in Lisbon
When you rent a roadsurfer camper van in Lisbon, you may want to stock up before you hit the road. Here are the best grocery stores, pharmacies, and shopping center recommendations:
- Continente (supermarket): Rua António Ferreira do Carmo 10, Km,Estrada Nacional N10, 2615-382 Alverca do Ribatejo.
- Aldi: Casal de Arrebanquia de Cima, 2615-277 Alverca do Ribatejo.
- Pharmacy: Farmácia Nova Alverca, da Silva 3, R. José António Veríssimo Silva, 2615-107 Alverca do Ribatejo.
- Colombo shopping centre: Av. Lusíada, 1500-392 (a 30-minute drive into Lisbon).
Coffee Shops Near Our Lisbon Station
If you’re looking for a café to fuel up before hitting the road in your camper van rental in Lisbon, try Café Pastelaria O Repuxo (Largo Fonte, Lt2a Lj.dta Sobralinho Lisboa, 2615-704 Sobralinho). It’s a 5-minute drive from the roadsurfer station.
Campgrounds Near Lisbon
Book a unique camping experience with your camper van rental using roadsurfer spots. From surf camps to private sites in the middle of National Parks, you can find overnight accommodation suited to your road trip needs thanks to the handy search filter. Or use the route planner function to plan your road trip. We know that plans can change last minute, so it’s good to know that there is always the possibility to find and book a night spontaneously on the road.